GoPro’s Hero4 is on its way, in two editions, Hero4 Black and Hero4 Silver, featuring 4K30, 2.7K50 and 1080p120 video capture (Black) and built-in touch display convenience (Silver).
Hero4 Black delivers 2x the performance of its predecessor and now captures cinema-quality 4K video at 30 frames per second (fps), 2.7K video at 50fps and 1080p video at 120fps, virtually eliminating rolling shutter in most scenarios, says the company, while allowing for “time-bending” slow motion effects.
Hero4 Black also features an entirely redesigned audio system that captures high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic range of previous models. Additional enhancements include improved image quality, low light performance, highlight moment tagging and an improved user interface.
The flagship Hero4 Black also offers 12-megapixel photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second, and 50 percent faster Wi-Fi combined with Bluetooth.
Users can simultaneously capture 4K30 video and 8.3-megapixel photo-like video stills at 30 frames per second.
Hero4 Silver delivers the same image quality as Hero4 Black minus some of the higher performance video capture modes; video capture is at 2.7K30, 1080p60 and 720p120. This model also features 12-megapixel photos at burst speeds of 30 photos per second, and a built-in touch display, as well as the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities of the Black model.
Both the Black and Silver models share a number of new features, including Protune for photo and video. Protune mode includes colour, sharpness, ISO limit, and exposure controls for both photo and video capture. Night Photo and Night Lapse allow you to capture ultra low-light scenes with customizable exposure settings of up to 30 seconds. HiLight Tag enables you to mark key moments with the push of an on-camera button while recording. You can also HiLight Tag using the mobile GoPro App or the new Smart Remote accessory. QuikCapture makes it easy to power on and record with the press of a single button. A totally re-designed internal audio system combines with a state of the art microphone to capture clean, high fidelity sound with 2x the dynamic rangeof previous models.
The new Hero4 line is scheduled to be available beginning Oct. 5.
That’s also when new GoPro mounts and accessories will be available.
Smart Remote lets you control your GoPro from up to 183 m (600 ft) away with the wearable and waterproof remote. It lets you mark key moments with the HiLight Tag button when paired with a Hero4 Black or Silver.
The Handler is a compact, floating handgrip.
A new Battery BacPac provides almost twice the battery power over the camera’s internal battery alone. And a new LCD BacPac provides improved touch and swipe performance when used with Hero4 Black.
GoPro also announced several updates to its popular GoPro Studio desktop editing software and mobile GoPro App.
GoPro Studio makes it easy to import GoPro footage from your camera to your computer. GoPro Studio features GoPro Edit Templates, template versions of some of GoPro’s most popular videos. All you have to do is replace the original GoPro video clips with your own favourite clips and the editing style becomes your own. GoPro Studio now supports the Hero4’s HiLight Tag feature. Also new to GoPro Studio is Flux, an ultra slow motion and speed ramping tool that enables dramatic time-shifting effects.
The GoPro App for mobile not only gives you instant access to the GoPro Channel on YouTube, it also gives you full control of Hero4 Black and Silver and allows for quick and easy changes to any mode or setting. Expanded GoPro App support for Hero4 also includes support for HiLight Tagging while recording, as well as searching for tags during playback. The GoPro App continues to allow for shot preview, playback and sharing of photos and videos via email, text, Facebook, Twitter, and more.